4 Phillies outfield trade candidates from clubs already falling out of contention

The Phillies are shopping for outfielders. Here are four possibilities.
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The Philadelphia Phillies' hot start means the organization will be looking to add players via trade at the July 30 trade deadline. The presumption is that they're considering adding another outfielder and still might do that.

The Phillies best offensive outfielder, Brandon Marsh, went on the 10-day injured list on June 3 after suffering a right hamstring strain. The 26-year-old has a .265/.344/.426 line in 52 games. Utility bench player Kody Clemens, who Philadelphia has used more in the infield than in the outfield, is also on the 10-day IL retroactive to May 31 with back spasms.

In the meantime, Philly called up outfielder David Dahl, who had a .340/.416/.660 line in 43 games with their Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The 30-year-old has previous experience in the majors with the Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, and San Diego Padres.

He got off to a good start for the Phillies on June 3 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Dahl went 2-for-3 with two runs, a home run and one RBI. Even if he can provide consistency for Philadelphia in Marsh's absence, the front office will still do its due diligence on seeing what outfielders are available to acquire by the trade deadline.

4 Phillies outfield trade candidates from clubs already falling out of contention

The club has not received consistent offensive production all year from starters Nick Castellanos or Johan Rojas. Reserves Whit Merrifield and Cristian Pache haven't earned extra playing time due to their lack of offense.

According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden, the Phillies have been prioritizing adding another outfielder.

ESPN's Jeff Passan also recently listed outfield as a need the Phillies will be addressing at the trade deadline in his early 2024 trade deadline preview.

Which possibly available outfielders could help boost the offense for a postseason run?